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Geoffrey Rush's defamation trial against Sydney paper starts

Oct. 21, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Geoffrey Rush's lawyer told a court on Monday the Australian actor was "a national living treasure" who had no scandal attached to his name before a Sydney newspaper last year published allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star. The Oscar-winning actor faced a large media...

Chargers withstand Titans' late rally, hold on for 20-19 win

Oct. 21, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' Adrian Phillips believes the Tennessee Titans made the right decision to go for a potential go-ahead 2-pointer with 31 seconds remaining — and not just because it failed. Phillips broke up Marcus Mariota's pass attempt, the Titans' second after a defensive...

Another man convicted in contract killing in Salina area

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Another man has been convicted in the contract killing of a Salina man whose battered body was found on a path near a popular fishing area in June 2017. The Salina Journal reports that Brandon St. Clair is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 21 for multiple counts, including felony murder...

Lawyer for black preteen rapper wants charges reduced

Oct. 19, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for a black preteen rapper charged with criminal trespassing says the case has been handled inappropriately. WXIA-TV reports attorney Gerald Griggs says he wants the charges reduced or dismissed against Mississippi-native Corey Jackson, who performs under the name Lil C-Note. Corey...

Michael Vick's father gets 5 years for drug-ring role

Oct. 18, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring. News outlets report 56-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie was sentenced Wednesday, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in June. He...

2 'Love & Hip Hop' stars arrested in separate incidents

Oct. 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two stars of this past season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" have been arrested in separate incidents in metropolitan Atlanta. Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, known as Tommie Lee, was arrested Tuesday on assault and child cruelty charges. Citing a Smyrna police warrant, WSB-TV reports the...

Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied

Oct. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when drugs were found in his carry-on bag after he performed at the University of Sioux...

Man pleads guilty to killing at Louisiana tire shop killing

Oct. 18, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a shooting death at a tire shop in New Orleans more than two years ago. News outlets reported 24-year-old Roger Smith Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter rand obstruction of justice. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the guilty...

Singer convicted in scheme to fleece thousands from estate

Oct. 18, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut gospel singer has been convicted of conspiring with a former minister to fleece hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Trumbull man's estate. The Bridgeport Superior Court jury of four women and two men deliberated for about four and a half hours before finding the...

Man sentenced to more than 24 years for Texas mosque fire

Oct. 17, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas. In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate...